Manchester United’s transfer dealings are poised to play a massive role in any future hope they may hold for regaining lost glory.
Many critics asserted that the Red Devils underspent this window, taking into account the mega splurges of clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool in the recent past, resulting in title hauls.
In sharp contrast, the leadership at Old Trafford appears to have contented itself with a rebuilding period although the more recent claims do suggest that the investment aspect won’t be ignored.
As per the Mirror, the Bundesliga will prove to be the destination to raid for the English club, with Ed Woodward allegedly greenlighting the potential acquisition of two players.
Thomas Muller and Kai Havertz will be targeted by United in the January transfer window in a mega swoop that will reportedly cost upwards of £125 million.
Both players have been linked to Old Trafford in the past, Havertz by virtue of his phenomenal recent showing and Muller in a memorable failed saga six years ago.
The 31-year-old Muller isn’t apt to please the crowds at the Theatre of Dreams, given their already staunch frustration at the aging deadwood within United’s current roster.
Similarly, the impressive Havertz will be tough buy given that much of Europe’s top brass have the 20-year-old on their radar. Thus, while the report states that United sent their top scouts to monitor the youngster, the lack of Champions League football and their dwindling profile paired with Bayer Leverkusen’s massive pricetag may all bid woe for their hopes.
Muller appears to be an easy transfer to engineer gives his fall in the Bayern Munich pecking order and could potentially do what Mario Mandzukic was touted for at United when they targeted him earlier.
All in all, it is the Havertz saga that the club ought to pursue strongly, despite not fitting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s apparent policy of signing young and upcoming British talent.